Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Free Bible Story Download: Psalm 139

Do the kids in your ministry ever feel anxious when going to new places and facing new challenges? Of course they do! That’s totally normal for kids AND adults. 

One thing we can do to help our kids with this kind of anxiety, however, is to teach them early on that God is with them everywhere they go.  When kids discover the big God who created the universe, is also “an ever present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1, NIV), it changes everything!

That’s why I’ve written this free large group/small group lesson to help kids understand that God is always with them. It’s based on the same Scripture as my first picture book, Where’s God? A Psalm 139 Story. This lesson can be used in conjunction with Where’s God? or as a stand alone resource that works on its own.

Here’s what you get in your free download:

Large Group Lesson

  • Opening Game with digital game graphics.
  • Creative Bible Lesson – Psalm 139 (life of David overview).
  • Application and Lesson Wrap Up with Bible verse and Big Idea slides.

Small Group Lesson

  • Ice breaker game with printable game cards.
  • Discussion activity with printable activity sheets.
  • Memory verse activity.

Family Devotion

The lesson also includes a short family devotion you can share with parents to help them keep the conversation going at home.

Teaching Tips

The large group lesson is told by a storyteller and a story helper/actor playing David. Depending on your resources, you can have the actor memorize their David lines or have another story helper hold up cue cards for the actor. Check out this post on team teaching for some helpful tips.

In case you missed the link above, you can download the lesson here. This will take you to a quickstart page with the links to the lesson docs, slide graphics and printables. I’d love to hear what you think, and let me know how it goes with your kids!

For more teaching tips and free resources, sign up here for the Bible Story Coach Newsletter to learn the skills you need to bring the Bible to life for kids.

The hardcover of Where’s God? is also available on BarnesandNoble.com.

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